This year’s music brought to you by the Lockn’ Festival.
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. THE RIDGE RUNNERS OF VIRGINIA
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. ADRIENNE YOUNG-RAMSEY
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PEGI YOUNG
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. JORMA KAUKONEN
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. SARAH JAROSZ
THE RIDGE RUNNERS OF VIRGINIA has been playing together as a band for approximately 7 years. Jerry Wood and his wife live in Buckingham County. Jerry plays guitar and base and has been on the music scene for many, many years. Jerry does a great job on vocals as well. Scott Hingley plays banjo, fiddle and guitar. Scott start playing at an early age and can play anything. Scott sings lead and harmony and has been on the music scene for many, many years. Kathi Carter plays guitar, claw-hammer banjo and sings lead and harmony. David Houchens plays madolin and sometimes will sing. Brian Hingley is Scott’s older brother. He plays with the band from time to time. He plays guitar and sings. The Ridge Runners of Virginia sing and play many old time songs, fiddle tunes, as well as blue grass numbers. They might describe many of their tunes as hard-driving and fast pickin’, however they do have numbers where they slow things down a bit.
ADRIENNE YOUNG-RAMSEY is a grammy-nominated Nelson County-based singer/songwriter who combines her many musical talents with a proven dedication to heritage skills and sustainable agriculture. A spokesperson for the FoodRoutes Network/Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign for many years, a portion of her 3 CDs (self-released on AddieBelle Music) has gone towards Non-GMO Seed Education. After graduating from Belmont University, in Nashville, TN, and spending some years touring internationally, she relocated to Virginia. She lives with her husband and children (of both the two and four legged varieties), on their Nelson County farm, commuting to Charlottesville to teach dance classes and host Backyard Revolution Radio, on 106.1 The Corner. An aspiring herbalist, in 2008, she founded Backyard Revolution, organizing reskilling opportunities that bring preservationists and those curious about historic self sufficiency together.
Singer-songwriter Pegi Young has said, “I’m just trying to tell some stories and make music that I can get behind.” That conviction has never rung truer than on her latest album, Bracing For Impact. Her third release, and second for Vapor Records, the 11-song disc spotlights Pegi’s beautifully spare and resonant vocals, world-weary and eloquent lyricism, and hushed yet immediate emotional landscape. Pegi is accompanied by her acclaimed recording and touring band, The Survivors: legendary keyboard player Spooner Oldham on piano, bassist Rick “The Bass Player” Rosas, guitarist Kelvin Holly, and drummer Phil Jones. read more . . .
In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been the leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar, one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. He was a founding member of two legendary bands, The Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna, a Grammy nominee, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the most in-demand instructor in the galaxy of stars who teach at the Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp that he and his wife operate in picturesque Southeastern Ohio.
Sarah is supported on the road by stellar musicians Alex Hargreaves (fiddle) and Nathaniel Smith (cello). Jarosz, Hargreaves and Smith, who met at various music camps when they were much younger, have been performing together since 2010; the sheer joy they express on stage during performances is contagious. Hargreaves and Smith are both featured on Jarosz’s upcoming release Build Me Up From Bones. read more . . .